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Nest box installation

installing new nest box in the old chicken coop
The new nest box is now installed and open for business.

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My experience is that the hens prefer nesting about 4ft+ above the floor. And they prefer to roost at nite as high as possible. I put rails higher than the boxes so they don't spend the nite pooping in the nesting boxes.
Comment by doc Fri Sep 13 06:02:36 2013

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